A ditch spilling dandelion dust, the wind kissing on my pale face & the murmuring of honey bees. Each sliver on the path precious to me, and each leaf of grass is a friend. To wander in gladness is to wander past the hilltop edge, into the woodland where the deers drink their water.
I don't go here as often as I'd like. The path is narrow, allowing only a few passengers at a time. The swampy grass is no place for sitting and the man-made path is crooked and cracked. If you aren't mindful of where you place your feet, you might bruise an ankle or spoil your day.
In the Mid Summer, you will find berries and sunflowers covering the swamp and breaking through spaces between the wooden slats. For now, pocket size dandelions and an artificial flower crown make this place their home. This is the kind of place where dreamers come to give birth to poems and gentle stories.
If you wander past the wooden walkway, you'll see the path turn into dirt, and the swampland becomes a stream. Giant Oak trees cast shadows where woodpeckers, sparrows, and pheasants sing out. The beauty of the woodland is not only found in what lives beneath it's canopy, but what becomes alive inside of you while you're there.
If I ever fall lovesick or desirous of too many things, this is where I'll go to find my medicine.
Drunk on the sound of trees
Swallowing the sweet air
Soothed by the wandering wind
Happy beside the wildflowers
The leaf embellished cuff was handcrafted with thoughts of the woodland, so what better place to debut it! It was made by one of the sweetest little ladies ever at Miss Fluff Jewelry. I'm a picky jewelry girl so when Miss Fluff found me, I was heaven bound. Her designs are beautiful!! The cuff also came with a matching necklace (which you may have seen on my instagram) I'll be doing a post soon with both pieces.
For the finishing touch, here is my new crown! Handcrafted by my mum and I. Say hi to the little birdy that nests beside the flowers. Now go hug an oak tree or eat a slice of pieLife is a wonderful thing.
dress ♡✿ Oasap ♡✿ sponsor
the bird crown ♡✿ handmade ♡✿
woodland leaves bracelet ♡✿ miss fluff ♡✿ sponsor
wedges ♡✿ aldo ♡✿ $50